Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to the gameChange VR website – https://gamechangevr.com/

Our aims:

This website is run by members of the gameChange team. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 200% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand. AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this website is:

We are aware that some parts of our website are not fully accessible. These include:

  • Some elements have low contrast levels (e.g. banners and headers)

We are working to address areas where our accessibility needs improvement.

Feedback and contact information:

If you need information on this website in a different format, please contact Ariane Petit, gameChange Project Co-ordinator. You can email ariane.petit@psych.ox.ac.uk or write to: Ariane Petit, gameChange, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, Warneford Hospital, Oxford, OX3 7JX. We will consider your request and get back to you within 28 days.

Reporting problems with this website:

We continue to look for ways to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact us via email to ariane.petit@psych.ox.ac.uk or write to us at: Ariane Petit, gameChange, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, Warneford Hospital, Oxford, OX3 7JX

Enforcement procedure:

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to a complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility:

Although gamechangevr.com is not a public sector website, we are committed to making the website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status:

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility:

We want to provide the best possible experience for all our website visitors. To achieve this we will:

  • Fix known issues
  • Check all new content for accessibility
  • Train all content editors on accessibility
  • Carry out periodic accessibility checks

Preparation of the accessibility statement:

This statement was prepared on  14th April 2021. This website was last tested in April 2021. The test was carried out by the gameChange team. The pages were checked manually using a combination of the following methods:

  • Checked against WCAG 2.1 guidelines, with a focus on the items in the gov.uk’s WCAG 2.1 Primer Checklist.
  • Viewed without style sheets
  • Viewed on a small screen
  • Checked using the WebAim’s Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool

Accessibility known issues:

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Third Party Content

Our site includes third party content and functionality. This may direct you to a related service, link to another site or supporting documentation. We are not responsible for the accessibility of third-party content or to other sites we link to. This includes:

  • YouTube videos
  • Sound Cloud audio files

Disproportionate burden

  • Some elements of our website have low contrast levels (e.g. banners and headers), which can result in text being difficult to read, especially for people with low vision, poor eyesight or colour blindness. This fails the WCAG 2.1 success criteria 1.4.3.

We’ve assessed the cost of fixing the issues with contrast. We believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. We will make another assessment in December 2021.